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- ‘Most recently, Sydney's mascots were Millie, the spiny anteater; Syd, the duck-billed platypus; and Olly, the kookaburra bird.’
- ‘There's also a lengthy sequence about the duck-billed platypus, the most implausible, original (and, in my opinion, the greatest) animal in all creation.’
- ‘It is a bit like puzzling over how a mammal could come to lay an egg and then being shown a duck-billed platypus.’
- ‘In addition to the solenodon, the only mammals that use venom today are the North American short-tailed shrew, the Eurasian water shrew, and the Australian duck-billed platypus.’
- ‘These exotic egg-laying animals are represented by just three species: the duck-billed platypus and two echidnas.’
- ‘The duck-billed platypus, for instance, has features of both mammals (hair, milk production) and reptiles (egg-laying).’
- ‘The only living descendants of monotremes are the strange duck-billed platypus of Australia and two species of spiny anteaters, or echidnas.’
- ‘But it was sad that we didn't catch a sight of the duck-billed platypus in Skipton.’
- ‘He was particularly excited about the possibility of capturing a duck-billed platypus.’
- ‘Often considered the most unique and bizarre of mammals, the duck-billed platypus uses receptors sensitive both to tactile stimulation and weak electrical fields to sense prey when digging under water.’
- ‘Restaurants aimed at tourists include kangaroo and duck-billed platypus.’
- ‘It has a body like a muskrat, a nose like a hedgehog and feet like a duck-billed platypus.’
- ‘There are only three living monotremes, the duck-billed platypus and two species of echidna, or ‘spiny anteaters’, such as the one shown at right.’
- ‘It is home to possums, pelicans, the duck-billed platypus, the kookaburra, kangaroos and wombats, to name just those he found for us during our adventure into paradise.’
- ‘Scientists may have to re-draw the family trees of many animals, after discovering that the kangaroo is not related to the duck-billed platypus.’
- ‘The Royal Society was convinced that the duck-billed platypus was a hoax.’
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